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Massive waves of toxic seaweed inundate Yucatan Peninsula beaches

It is the biggest algae bloom in the world: a 5,000-mile mass of seaweed stretching from Africa to the Caribbean. Across the Yucatan Peninsula, massive waves of the growth, called sargassum, are washing up on beaches day after day, and scientists are trying to figure out why. Jeff Glor reports.
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